Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke today with Eric Greitens, Governor of the State of Missouri.
The Prime Minister and the Governor discussed a range of Canada-Missouri issues, including the shared importance of the aerospace industry to both economies. This included a discussion on Canada’s possible purchase of Boeing’s Super Hornet fighter jets and the number of Missouri jobs that depend on the manufacturing of that aircraft.
Canada is reviewing current military procurement that relates to Boeing, as Boeing is pursuing unfair and aggressive trade action against the Canadian aerospace sector. Meanwhile, Boeing receives billions in support from U.S. federal, state and municipal governments.
Canada-Missouri bilateral trade was valued at US$8.2 billion in 2016, and 163,800 jobs in Missouri depend on trade and investment with Canada. Canada is Missouri’s top trading partner.